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Reporting Your Results


In this lesson, students will explore how to report the results of their survey.

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Hello and welcome to this lesson titled Reporting Your Results. After you've created and distributed a survey, then collected and analyzed the data, the next step is to share your results with all the stakeholders. This lesson will explain exactly how to do that. Let's get started.

Surveys are everywhere. In anticipation of creating these lessons about surveys, I decided to conduct a completely unscientific poll. I looked for any situation in which I had the opportunity for answering a survey. And here's what I found.

Just about every receipt from every store I shopped at had an address linked to a survey. For example, what you see here is Home Depot. It happened at Bob's and Stop & Shop, as well, at restaurants I went to-- Dunkin' Donuts, Angelo's, Applebees-- and even in places where services are offered, like the post office, my eye doctor's, even a place where I get my oil changed. I guess businesses are really taking advantage of how easy it is to collect feedback from their customers.

You've done all the legwork, surveys have been created and distributed, results have been collected, and now you've arrived at the final stage-- reflecting on and reporting your results. Keep in mind that, in the digital world, there are many ways to do this, and there is no set format for reporting a survey's results. However, there are some basic elements that should be included when reporting those results. Let's go through them.

First, when reporting results, it's important to include information on the survey topic. Identify who was targeted, by providing background information on survey participants. Include a section that explains how the survey was conducted. Consider sharing a screen shot or a copy of the survey and the data that was collected. This means including any charts or graphics that represent the data. Of course, thorough followup discussions based on the results, including any interpretations and any limitations of the survey, need to happen with fidelity.

Surveys can often prompt action, and the results of your survey may have provided you with new ideas to do that. Data collected may reveal needs and wants that can cause you to revise your professional development plan. In the spirit of transparency, it's always a good idea to share this process with your professional development planning team. They will appreciate the many charts and graphs that can be generated easily using online tools. By reflecting and analyzing survey data, the team will gain useful insight that will help promote continuous learning and create the most effective professional development possible.

When tweaking or suggesting a revision, it is wise to always connect it to the survey results. This will help everything stay aligned. This should never be done in isolation, however. It's important to collaborate and allow others the opportunity to respond and provide feedback to the report. Whether changes are made to the plan or not, you will likely be asked to share your survey results with administrators or other members of the professional development planning team. Remember to do so in a way that allows time for processing and discussion.

Finally, whenever changes are made, you will want to be as transparent as possible. And you can do this by sharing the survey results and subsequent changes with teachers. This really drives the point home that there is a connection between feedback and action.

Let's summarize what was covered in this lesson. We discussed the key elements to include when reporting survey results, and acknowledged that sometimes surveys can lead to revision of existing plans. So we talked about what to keep in mind when making those changes.

And now, for today's food for thought. What process do you use when analyzing data collected from survey results? For more information on how to apply what you've learned in this video, check out the Additional Resources section that come with this presentation. The Additional Resources professional section includes links useful for applications of the course material, including a brief description of each of the resources. Thanks so much for watching. We'll see you next time.

Notes on "Reporting Your Results"

(00:00-00:16) Intro

(00:17-00:57) Surveys

(00:58-01:21) Reporting Results

(01:22-01:53) Key Elements

(01:54-02:27) Revising The Plan

(02:28-03:11) Making Changes

(03:12-03:52) Food For Thought/Summary

Additional Resources

Overview of pivot table reports

Pivot tables are a useful tool for analyzing data from surveys. This helpful page from Google explains how to use pivot tables in Google Docs.

5 Powerful Ways to Analyze Google Forms Data

This article from Synergyse provides useful tips and help for using Google Forms to analyze survey data.